Revisiting February Feature Post 2013 is very appropriate and personal for me. There are challenging situations, which could be either physical or emotional, that show up unexpectedly in our everyday lives. It is during this time that “Being In Gratitude” is important.
I continue to refer to Angeles Arriens’ book, Living in Gratitude – A Journey That Will Change Your Life. One of the sentences from the February Chapter of this book states, “The month of February offers daily opportunities to both say aloud what is in our hearts and communicate our love through our actions: our own unspoken verses of love.” The following quotes are also found in the February Chapter:
Attend to the Heart
We are given a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one today to say
WILLIAM A. WARD
A Gratitude - Building Exercise – from The Dali Lama
1. Spend five minutes at the beginning of each day remembering that we all want the same thing; to be happy, to be loved, and to feel connected.
2. Spend five minutes cherishing yourself and others. Let go of judgments. Breathe in cherishing yourself, and breathe out cherishing others. If the faces of people you are having trouble with appear, cherish them as well.
3. During the day, extend that attitude to everyone you meet, with “I cherish myself and you too (the store clerk, the client, a family member, a fellow bus-rider).”
4. Stay in the practice no matter what happens. (Disarmingly simple, though not necessarily easy.)
JOIN ME THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY BEING IN DAILY GRATITUDE!